Cornwall’s beach cleaners and environmental campaigners were photographed carrying out litter picks and beach cleans around Cornwall on Saturday, March 26th as the Keep Britain Tidy Great British Spring Clean began.
The big beach clean event will also mark the relaunch of our Final Straw Cornwall campaign which is helping businesses to reduce their use of single-use and virgin plastic as the hospitality sector opens up following the huge impact of COVID on plastic pollution in recent years. Final Straw was awarded funding to support this relaunch by Carling Brewery and Brewers Fayre as part of the Carling Made Local Fund.
In addition to newspaper coverage, we were also grateful for interviews with several of the LItter Heroes by Radio Cornwall and also an article about Pat founder of Final Straw Cornwall which also announced the relaunch of the CIC’s new mission to help businesses move away from plastic following the impact of COVID in MyCornwall magazine this week.
A total of nine beach cleans and litter picks took place as part of the event at the following times and locations on March 26th.
PORTHPEAN 9am Pat Smith, Final Straw Cornwall (email@example.com)
CRINNIS 10am James Mustoe & Mevagissey, Pentewan, St Austell Bay and Carlyon Bay Action Group. POLRIDMOUTH, nr Fowey 10:30am Andrew Frost, Turn the Tide Cornwall. FALMOUTH Trescobeas park 1:30pm Kirstie Edwards, Plastic Free Falmouth.
CROOKLETS & SUMMERLEAZE Bude, 2pm Deborah Rosser of Crooklets Recycling and Picking!). POLDHU or GUNWALLOE FISHING COVE 3pm Carol Hurst, One Bag Beach Clean HAYLE beach, 3pm St Ives Conservation group. PORTHCOTHAN BAY 4pm Rob Stevenson, Beach Guardian PORTWRINKLE WHITSAND BAY 5pm Jed Lewis Rame Peninsula Beach Care.
For more information about the Keep Britain Tidy Great British Spring Clean visit: https://www.keepbritaintidy.org/get-involved/support-our-campaigns/great-british-spring-clean